About this project
America...the late 60’s. Following the Beat generation, hippies and the counter culture dominate the street scene now. So peace, love and understanding rule the day? ...Yeah right.
Greed is the latest game from Donald X., the award winning designer of Kingdom Builder and Dominion. Greed is a card drafting game in which 2-5 players each take the role of a gangland boss, intent on becoming the one true power in the city. It takes 30-45 minutes to become the one true power in the city...who knew?
As post-war immigration and migration change the demographics of the US, gangs re-emerge as a form of identification, protection and ultimately...wealth. And they are no longer armed with just switchblades and bats. The Gun Control Act of 1968 has not been passed into law yet and automatic weapons move freely into the country and across state lines. Skirmishes and gangland wars take a heavy toll. The gang conflicts aren't just driven by territory...they are also driven by business opportunities. Not everyone chooses to reject materialism and the order of the day is to be accomplished "by any means necessary." Gang bosses invest more and more into legal business affairs, but don't hesitate to unleash their thugs on the competition to gain an advantage. You are not the good guy this time. The stakes are high and your competitors are enemies - there are no points for second place. It's gangland war and only Greed that counts!
Greed is a card drafting game that has three types of cards: action cards, thug cards and holding cards. There are 30 action cards, 25 thug cards and 25 holdings cards. Action cards are singular events (for example an attack or theft), thugs are “assets” that generate regular revenue, and holdings generate revenue…try and hold on to them!
And what’s a game about greed without a big stack of money (in denomination no smaller than $5,000) and 54 development markers each representing $10,000. In the end, there can be only one power in this city. Are you savvy, strong and ruthless enough to be that one true power in a city filled with GREED?
In line with our goal to use the highest quality material, we want to offer the best components from the very beginning instead of presenting them as stretch rewards. For example the money will be on playing card stock and not paper.
This Kickstarter campaign is for the English edition of the game.
$25 - Early Bird
$35 - Standard
$36 - Greed + Res Publica
$65 - Greed + Kingdom Builder
$75 - 3X Greed
$150 - 6x Greed
$300 - I wanna be a gangsta!
I wanna be a gangsta! - Get your likeness on a Thug card! Send us a photo and renowned artist Paul E. Niemeyer will add your likeness to one of the 25 thug cards. You will also receive one copy of Greed, one funding reward and 5 copies of the custom thug card. You can change the title of the card and/or add an alias to the description. You cannot change the characteristics of the card as that would impact game balance.
$550 - The Disciples package!
The Disciples package! - This pledge level is the same as the "I wanna be a gangsta" pledge level x2 (so two custom thug cards (5 copies of each card), two copies of Greed, and two funding rewards).
$750 - The Diablo's package!
The Diablo's package! - This pledge level is the same as the "I wanna be a gangsta" pledge level x3 (so three custom thug cards (5 copies of each card), three copies of Greed, and three funding rewards).
$1000 - The Spanish Devils package!
The Spanish Devils package! - This pledge level is the same as the "I wanna be a gangsta" pledge level x4 (so four custom thug cards (5 copies of each card), four copies of Greed, and four funding rewards).
$1200 - The Cypress Kings package!
The Cypress Kings package! - This pledge level is the same as the "I wanna be a gangsta" pledge level x5 (so five custom thug cards (5 copies of each card), five copies of Greed, and five funding rewards).
If we successfully reach our funding goal of $5,000, all backers will receive the wooden development markers (the dollar signs). The retail edition will include these in cardboard (and backers will get these cardboard markers as well). This will be the only funding reward. The wooden development markers will be packaged separately from the Greed game and will be available for sale separately at a future date.
If you back the game here on Kickstarter, you'll get a copy of Greed and its funding reward in advance of your region's release date!
*While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays.
*See details in the shipping section at the bottom of the page.
!!!Please note!!! Backers should add the respective shipping charges to their pledges. If shipping is not included this may cause a delay in shipping. Thank you for your help with this. :-)
United States, Germany, NL, and BE
Shipping is Free.
Canada, Czech Republic, European Union, Great Britain, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, and Ukraine
$15 for shipping and handling charges.
Due to the high customs charges and delivery challenges we can no longer offer our Kickstarters to the Brazilian audience. We apologize for this inconvenience.
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES
Please add $30 for shipping and handling charges.
All shipping charges are per shipment.
Due to shipping time (ocean transit, customs, rail/truck, and final delivery), we have a new release policy for Kickstarter releases. Games will be released once they are available in their particular region. The games will first be available in the EU. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch. All additional costs that may occur because of custom duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.
Risks and challenges
Greed is in a slightly new vein for us. Historically Queen Games has focused on family friendly themed games (euro style games). Greed takes a slight departure from this. The game mechanics are very manageable and fit with the euro style game, but the theme is dark. We believe that people enjoy turning to the dark side on occasion...we shall see!
The challenge with this project is that we are allowing backers to buy custom cards. We have contracted with a very reliable artist to handle the work and feel confident that we can provide the custom cards at the same time as the regular game.
From our previous projects what remains to be shipped is the new expansion characters for Dark, Darker, Darkest and that looks to be a May/June release. Fresco Big Box and Tortuga are both on track for a May release. Kingdom Builder is scheduled for an August release.
Due to shipping time (ocean transit, customs, rail/truck, and final delivery), our release policy for Kickstarter releases is that games will be released in the EU when they are available. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch.
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